Solved! Laptop broken screen. Having trouble with hdmi

Nov 12, 2018
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I Have A Maybe 7 Or 8 Year Old Dell Laptop That I've Only Been Using To Play Retro Emulator. A,week after purchase the screen got broke and been going through hdmi on TV since. Every so often I'd have to do a reset or restore bc stuff would run slow and it helped. Doing so there where always 2 optionso when came time to reset. I think 2nd one was more total factory settings reset, but I always chose 1st. Everything no prob. Then last time I hit 2nd option accidentally. Now when I turn on nothing comes through hdmi and since screen is broke I have no clue what's going on. Plz help
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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You will need to fix the screen since the HDMI output needs the video drivers loaded, which you can't really do since you can't see anything to download it. If you have any other video out you can try that, VGA may work OK if you have that available. Sometimes unhooking the screen from the motherboard forces the video out to the external screen.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
You will need to fix the screen since the HDMI output needs the video drivers loaded, which you can't really do since you can't see anything to download it. If you have any other video out you can try that, VGA may work OK if you have that available. Sometimes unhooking the screen from the motherboard forces the video out to the external screen.
 
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